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Is This the Start of a New Bull Market?


Investors cheered the two better-than-expected inflation reports last week, pushing the S&P 500 to 16% above its June 16 low and only 11% below its all-time high. After this rebound, the key question investors are asking is whether this is a bear market rally that will soon fizzle or the start of a new [...]

Is This the Start of a New Bull Market?2022-08-19T16:29:08-07:00

Road to Recovery Playbook Factor #1: COVID-19 Case Update


Factor #1 in our Road to Recovery Playbook is finding confidence in the peak of COVID-19 cases in the United States. At LPL Research we are monitoring this factor daily, and we wanted to provide an update into what we are seeing. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, while the number of [...]

Road to Recovery Playbook Factor #1: COVID-19 Case Update2020-04-01T07:15:05-07:00

Examining Bear Market Bounces


The big equity bounce has continued, with the S&P 500 Index up more than 17% from the multi-year lows hit last Monday. The big question on many investors’ minds is could this be a bear market rally? After all, some of the most spectacular short-term bounces took place during bear markets. According to our friends [...]

Examining Bear Market Bounces2020-03-31T10:13:28-07:00

How Markets Bottom


With US equities firmly in a bear market, even the most long-term investors are now looking ahead to when the selling may stop and where the S&P 500 Index might ultimately bottom. “Nobody knows exactly how this market bottom will play out,” said LPL Financial Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick. “However, using history as guide, [...]

How Markets Bottom2020-03-20T09:29:57-07:00

Stocks Approach 2009 Valuations vs. Bonds


We rolled out our Road to Recovery playbook at the start of the week to help investors gauge where the market is in its bottoming process. The first and most important piece of that playbook—visibility into a peak in new COVID-19 cases—remains elusive, but we hope to have a clearer picture with the next couple of [...]

Stocks Approach 2009 Valuations vs. Bonds2020-03-19T21:25:50-07:00

How Bad is it and What Do We Do From Here?


Our everyday lives have changed dramatically over the last few weeks as we work together to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know these efforts are necessary, but they also have come at a cost. Global economic growth has been slowing, the US economy likely will contract temporarily, and US stocks have entered [...]

How Bad is it and What Do We Do From Here?2020-03-20T11:19:22-07:00

How Quickly Can Stocks Recover From COVID-19?


The market volatility continues, as the S&P 500 Index has closed either up or down 4% or more for a record 7 consecutive days. With the S&P 500 Index down 30% from the highs, it has officially moved into a bear market. Yesterday, we took a look at how stocks did after the lows of major [...]

How Quickly Can Stocks Recover From COVID-19?2020-03-18T21:59:42-07:00
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